Pa. bill would suspend paychecks during budget impasses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania legislators could have their paychecks put on hold during future budget stalemates.

State Rep. Daniel McNeill (D-Lehigh) introduced a bill to suspend pay and per diems for senators and representatives. Pay also would be suspended for the governor, lieutenant governor, and the governor’s cabinet officers.

Pay and per-diems would be reimbursed when a budget is passed. Paychecks would not be suspended for staffers.

McNeill said he first introduced his bill in June, but he pulled it when he could get only two co-sponsors. He said with the current impasse now in its seventh month, he’s hopeful more lawmakers will be willing to sign on.

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